A Pretty Pair and Creative Seating


I am always on the lookout for creative seating! Whenever we have a large group at our home I feel like there just isn't enough places for people to sit. I love getting creative with benches, ottomans and even storage cubes! :) When I spotted these folding chairs at the thrift store for $6 a piece I knew they were meant for me.......they just needed a serious makeover!
Here is my pretty pair of folding chairs all dolled up:
 
 




and here is the before:
 
 


 
Pretty gross, right?!? My boys were selling lemonade and grabbed these chairs from the garage.....I was so embarrased that they were using them like this! I know I'm weird! :)
Here is what I mean by being creative with your seating.......
For most of us, it isn't in the budget or spatially possible to have couches everywhere. We have to make use with what we have. By being creative and thinking outside the box a bit I've added to our seating options.
For instance, by covering this coffee table with fabric to use as a bench it works as extra seating when we need it and also works in my everyday decor.
 
 
 


My new folding chairs aren't taking up much room and can be stored away when we don't need them! I also decided to cover them in an outdoor fabric so they can be used indoors or out and can easily be cleaned....always a bonus!
 
 
 
 
I've already used them outside on my front porch to decorate for Fall! You can read more about that HERE.
 
 



So, how do you get creative with your seating?





TDC Before and After

15 comments:

  1. love these two seating areas! the fabric on the chairs is great.

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  2. Hey Brooke, I'm so glad to see again this week...:) I love that fabric you used on those chairs...so pretty. thanks again for joining us...xo
    Lucy

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  3. I love how it all turned out- I'm so inspired now!

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  4. oh wow, love the makeover you did.. :)

    huggies***
    smartmomma

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  5. That makeover is fabulous! And the outdoor fabric was a seriously smart move ... you have great ideas for creative seating!

    :)

    Linda

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  6. I love the fabric that you chose for your chairs, and love the fact that they are folding chairs--perfect. I also really like the coffee table makeover--very clever. I always bring my outdoor chairs in and use fun seat cushions when we have larger parties and I need some extra seating.

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  7. So you are the real life "pinterester" huh? I am kind of jealous. I attempt but mostly fail!! Newest follower from the hop!

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  8. oh great - now I'm inspired! hahaha. when we get moved into (and settled) into our home in November, I want to do my dining room project which will consist of each chair being different...they'll all match in SOME way, but different patterns and maybe even different chairs....just depends on my mood. haha. found ya from the GFC hop! woohooo, newest follower!

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  9. Folding chairs? Where did you score these?! They are awesome. I love your entry bench too, so smart to use an old coffee table. Genius. xoxo

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  10. I can't believe those are folding chairs! I was expecting to see some old metal numbers. They look great!

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  11. SO clever!
    Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-2-featured-post.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  12. What a fantastic makeover. The chairs look great.

    Danielle

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  13. love that bench!

    Have a wonderful day! Would love for you to stop by and say hello!

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  14. So fabulous!! Love how they are different but yet the same with the fabric and paint. Great job!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  15. Brooke, they look so good! I love your coffee table idea - now if I can just find one while thrifting... ;)

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